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photo by Juan Miguel Torres

              February Photo Newsletter

Photographing the World Inside



February Workshop


Two-Session Photo Workshop

Floral Masterpieces

(inspired by the Dutch Masters)

Sundays 3:00 - 4:30  2/10,  2/17

On those cold February days when you're just not up for frozen fingers photographing outdoors, come inside for our special photography project - pictures of beautiful arrangements of flowers, fruits, and maybe even a bug or two, inspired by the gorgeous work of the Dutch Still Life masters.  We will have fun with composing subjects, setting up backgrounds and manipulating lighting.  You will not only learn a lot about all these elements of taking great pictures, you will come home with images you'll be proud to print and put on your wall!  






February Photo Field Trips

University of Pennsylvania Campus and University City

 University of Pennsylvania's urban campus and the surrounding neighborhood provide an exciting visual mix of green areas, sculpture, modern and classical architecture, and of course, young people in their preferred habitat!










Masonic Temple

Saturday, 1/26  10:00 - 12:00

This may be a new discovery for you, but the Masonic Temple is a fascinating building, both from the outside and inside. The fancy and luxury, the golden mosaics, stained glass windows, sweeping stairways and Egyptian pillars are the ingredients for some unique and gorgeous photography.   


Looking for a great professional photographer?  We are pleased to recommend Alan Simpson for head shots, portraits, events etc.  He also does printing!


Owen Biddle Photo School's 

Advanced Photographers Present...

A group show at The Regency Cafe 

29 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050

opening in mid-February (more details to follow)

Upcoming DSLR Fundamentals Classes


Please note:  Private individual classes are always another option. Call (610)-626-7854 for details and scheduling.

All classes held in Lansdowne

(click on links for more information)

Fundamentals 1:  Camera Operations   is for students who are just starting out, or want a
good review of the basic camera functions.                  

Fridays  7:00 - 8:30   2/1,  2/8,  2/15,  2/22


Saturdays  10:00 - 11:30  2/2,  2/9,  2/16,  2/23

Fundamentals 2:  Applications  is for students who have some comfort with the camera and want to start applying their skills to expand their photographic range.

Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30  2/7,  2/14,  2/21,  2/28

Fundamentals 3:  Composition  takes photography beyond the subject, and encourages you see the artistic and compositional opportunities in everyday life. Here is a chance for your right brain to come out and play!

Wednesdays  7:00 - 8:30  2/6,  2/13,  2/20,  2/27

Fundamentals 4:  Lighting Across the Genres is for students who are  ready for the next critical step: lighting.  Explore sophisticated means of controlling both natural and artificial light for portraits, landscape and still life to get just the mood and effects you want.




Upcoming Photo Salons








Sunday 3:00 - 4:30  February  24

Sunday 3:00 - 4:30  March 24

These are very friendly, relaxed get-togethers at my apartment in Lansdowne. Photographers of all levels are welcome to share pictures, get photography tips, and discuss camera equipment. You can also get ideas for entering photography contests, submitting to photography magazines and having photo shows. Feedback from the group provides encouragement and inspiration to go out and take more pictures. These informal photography critiques offer an excellent opportunity to start identifying themes in your work and to get ideas for new directions. Group size is limited, so if you can come an RSVP is required by email or call (610) 626-7854. Cost is $10.  These Salons often fill-up,

so it's best to get your spot early!

Tribute to our wonderful friend, Juan Torres,  and his stunning photographs 









Juan was one of the most dedicated, creative and amazing photographers that we have known.  He took the concept of still-life photography and elevated it to a very high art.  We were privileged to know Juan.  We are grateful he shared his truly beautiful photographs with us, and we miss him.  We know you will be moved and inspired by these pictures.

Click on thumbnail to see full images.

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